Advanced Comic Review: Alan Robert’s Killogy #3
This is the issue of Killogy I’ve been waiting for.
Issue #1 dealt with Frank Vincent‘s story, while issue #2 showed us how Marky Ramone found himself in a jail cell with the two other allegedly violent criminals. Well, in Alan Robert’s Killogy #3 we get Brea Grant‘s tale. The wait was worth it.
Not only do we get to see exactly what happened to bring this young woman into a jail cell with two killers, but her story starts to tie everything together. Not just the stories of the three main characters, but now we’re starting to understand how the entire zombie apocalypse started.
And what a start it was!
One thing zombie stories suck at more often than not (or sometimes, just outright ignore completely) is a decent cause for the end of the world. Robert doesn’t only do a decent job of it, he hits us with an origin that is pretty original in the genre today, but … well, let’s tell it how it is, here … it’s just kick ass!
On a personal note, I am so glad I stumbled upon Alan Robert’s work a couple years ago. When I’m tired of people talking underwater one-dimensional female characters drawn like they have scoliosis and couldn’t stand straight to save themselves (sorry, I’m getting off my soap box now), it is always a breath of fresh air to read Robert’s fantastical stories set in a believable and real setting.
This is a great comic. Alan Robert is one of the fresh voices of comics today – daring to take the medium outside of it’s sometimes very bland box. Every comic Robert does is an example of his understanding of the potential of comic books, and the stories that can uniquely be told in their pages. He has become one of my favourite writers, and I hold him up with such creator-owned demi-gods as Mike Mignola, Steve Niles, and Eric Powell.
Oh, and did I mention the cliff-hanger ending that promises a jaw-clenching, white-knuckled finale? No? Well, now I have.
Alan Robert’s Killogy #3 is on shelves this week (Feb 20th), so get down to your local store, and if they don’t have it, order it. If they do, throw your money at the comic book guy’s head and get it.
Well? what are you waiting for?